George Monbiot explains how reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone National Park after a 70-year absence set off a “trophic cascade” that altered the movement of deer, sent trees soaring to new heights, attracted scores of new animals to the area, and stabilized the banks of rivers making them less susceptible to erosion.
Worth watching just to hear the howling of the wolves!
Spanish industrial designer Gerald Moline can help you spend your next life entwined with a tree. Moline invented the Bios Urn, a kind of biodegradable pot created from coconut shell, peat and cellulose. With your ashes and the seed of your choice placed inside, the entire thing can then be buried.
Once germination takes place, your soul is now in a position to provide some shade—or perhaps lumber—for the next generation.